Another reason to fast on 17th of Tammuz || The idolatrous politicization of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate
The Chief Rabbi should be the leading teacher of Torah, not a creation by an atheistic government for reasons of political gain.
Apparently, Rabbi Joseph Soloveithchik, the great Modern Orthodox leader and scholar, was practically offered the position of Chief Rabbi of Israel. Legend has it that he was assured that if he wanted the position, David Ben-Gurion would personally see to it that he would be selected. As the story has it, Soloveitchik declined the offer partly because it was the case that Ben-Gurion, a secular prime minister of a...
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